74-year-old takes down suspected shoplifter

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

FOMBELL, Pa. -- A former karate instructor in Pennsylvania didn't hesitate to stop a suspected shoplifter on Saturday.

Charlie Burton may be 74 years old, but he still has some skills.

Burton was at the mall selling pens he makes from bullets when he took a break and headed to the food court.

"I was going to the food court to get something to eat, and I went over there and there was this officer. He had a fella up against the counter, there, and I saw he was in trouble," Burton said.

He jumped in and helped the officer hold the suspect there until back up arrived.

Burton got a cut on his hand from the incident, but his karate skills came in handy.

Police said the suspect was also wanted on drug related charges.


Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter